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Corrèze (Department, France)

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Flag of Corrèze - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 5 March 2019

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Administrative data

Code: 19
Region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine (Limousin until 2014)
Traditional provinces: Limousin, Guyenne and Gascony
Bordering departments: Cantal, Creuse, Dordogne, Lot, Puy-de-Dôme, Haute-Vienne

Area: 5,857 km2
Population (2016): 241,535 inhabitants

Préfecture: Tulle
Sous-préfectures: Brive-la-Gailarde, Ussel
Subdivisions: 3 arrondissements, 19 cantons, 280 municipalities.

The department is named after river Corrèze (85 km), ta ributary to the Vézère.

Ivan Sache, 11 April 2019

Flag of Corrèze

The Departmental Council of Corrèze uses a white flag with a simplified version of the Council's logo (photo, photo), omitting the words "le départementy".

The logo was adopted in 2002 by the General Council, with the following description:

Summing up alone the personality of the department, the seven letters composing the word "Corrèze" constitute the basis of the graphical argument. To transform the word "Corrèze" into a brand, the logotype highlights a different and unique writing, without any possible confusion. The two central "R" of "Corrèze" are twinned, expressing the facets of a rich department, proud of its past and turned towards the future.
Thus connected, these two consonants symbolize the inhabitants' capacity for openness, and a form of equilibrium also symbolized by the Yin and the Yang, the masculine and the feminine.
To accompany this visual discourse, the logotype has three chestnut leaves, main tree in Corrèze and in Region Limousin. Presented in a flight dynamics, this light and airy plant trilogy is a sign of balance, between the three arrondissements of the department: Brive, Tulle, andUssel.

Olivier Touzeau, 5 March 2019

Flag of the former General Council

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Flag of the former General Council of Corrèze, two versions - Images by Olivier Touzeau, 5 March 2019

The General Council used a white flag with the logo, the words "Conseil général" being added either above (photo) or below (photo) the graphic element.

Olivier Touzeau, 5 March 2019